We put out a call for stories about Texans memorializing the Mexican holiday.
A government agency finds human rights abuses, and a five-year high for abuses by Border Patrol agents.
A reflection on the recent shooting that left at least 22 people dead.
Descendants of slaves who escaped across the southern border observe Texas’s emancipation holiday with their own unique traditions.
Asylum seekers entering the United States through Mexico will be sent back across the border as their asylum cases are decided.
President Trump’s announcement of a U.S.-Mexico trade agreement represents a forward leap, but hold off on celebrations, advises former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio Garza.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has always leaned left, but he shows a pragmatic centrist streak that leaves some supporters uneasy.
Mexico elected a left-leaning populist in a landslide on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know about the man called AMLO.
Guest column: With the negotiations stalling, it's time to be honest with ourselves that this is not just a problem of finding a compromise.
It’s still possible to improve the three-nation economic relationship and integrate the states’ energy sectors.
The original Tex-Mex staple dates back further than most historians realize.
Step one: Let’s examine our own insecurities.
An interview with Bill and Turner Ross, whose Sundance award-winning documentary about border life, Western, screens at SXSW Film.
Unwinding in Mexico’s fertile crescent of arts and crafts (and moles).
Because of a new tax in Mexico, cane sugar-sweetened Coca Cola could become more scarce. But "Mexican Coke" will still be bottled for the U.S. market.
Alfredo Corchado’s tragic, hopeful vision of Mexico’s emergence from an era of blood and fear.
Four police officers in the Rio Grande Valley, including the son of Hidalgo County sheriff Lupe Treviño, are accused of taking payoffs to protect cocaine shipments along the Mexican border.
U.S. Citizens are cautioned to avoid the four Mexican states bordering Texas just a week before President Obama is set to meet with incoming Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
The new $8 billion project will be fed in part with natural gas from the South Texas and Eagle Ford Shale fields.
Foreign leaders visiting Mexico often don sombreros as a display of cross-cultural good humor.
For a third straight year, the Texas Department of Public Safety advised vacationers to stay away from the country, but a Mexican ambassador says the warning has a "clear-cut political agenda."
The Texas Observer's Melissa del Bosque traveled to the Juárez Valley, where the murder rate is 1,600 people killed per 100,000 inhabitants, to report on the violent drug war gripping the region.
This is the fourth victim since September to be targeted by the Zetas for using blogs and social media to spread news about cartel violence.
Despite rampant fears to the contrary, the bloody drug violence in Mexico hasn’t spilled over into Texas—but that doesn’t mean it’s not transforming life all along the border.
For as long as the U.S. military has patrolled the border in search of drug smugglers, there has been the possibility that an innocent civilian would be killed. The government insists the chance is worth taking. Tell that to the family of Ezequiel Hernandez, Jr.
While politicians and bureaucrats endlessly debate the best ways to secure our borders, undocumented immigrants are dying to get into America—literally.
Television journalist Jorge Ramos, the author of the book Dying to Cross, on immigration reform and being called the “voice of the voiceless.”
Unless you’re Susana Trilling, who taught me how to prepare traditional Oaxacan dishes at her cooking school in Mexico. This month she’ll teach you too—right here in Texas.
And the story of how I started spelling it that way (with the accent) begins with a kidnapping.
How did a thirty-year-old Mexican man end up dead on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande in Matamoros?
Mexico appears to have elected a dashing new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, heralding a return to rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
The appearance of a sexily dressed model at Sunday's Mexican presidential debate took the focus off one set of boobs onstage.
Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, who admitted to ordering hits on more than 1,500 people—including a U.S. consulate employee—received a life sentence in federal court in El Paso.
NPR's John Burnett traveled to Colonia Juarez, Mexico, to explore a side of Romney’s biography that he doesn't stump about.
Hot springs, steep cliffs, death-defying trails: My six-day trek through Mexico’s Copper Canyon was the adventure of a lifetime.
With its optimistically broad streets and oversized cantilevered homes, Plano is the suburban ideal taken to its extreme, and its exaggerated scale often gives rise to exaggerated problems. Heroin addiction is only the latest.
How did Houston supergroup La Mafia get to be the biggest tejano act in the world? By leaving Texas.
Sorry, T. R. Fehrenbach: the new Texas historians don’t care about Davy Crockett or other old icons. To them, the real heroes are women, blacks, and yes, Mexican Americans.
The life and legacy of a Texas icon.
This month Eakin Press will publish The Alamo Almanac and Book of Lists. Among the interesting items compiled by author William R. Chemerka is one that has nothing to do with history—not really, anyway: It’s the Top Twenty Most Frequently Asked Questions at the Alamo. 1. “Where’s the bathroom?” 2.
I arrived in El Paso as a small child and grew up within sight of the Rio Grande. Juï¿½rez was part of our lives, and it was comfortable and easy to cross the border. My friends and I were part of rat packs: We had jackets, and zip guns were…
What does McAllen’s Guillermo González Calderoni know about Mexican political corruption—and when will he start talking?
High in the Mexican mountains and only a day’s drive from Texas lies El Cielo, a stunning cloud forest where exotic birds soar but the temperature doesn’t.
THERE IS AN OBLIGATORY SCENE in every movie about the border between Texas and Mexico: A man draws a line in the dirt with his boot. The line means something different in each movie, and yet, there it is, a narrow little rut in the ground that the characters gesture…
If you think there are bargains on the border, you won’t believe what you’ll find seven hundred miles south in three tiny Mexican towns.
In Mexico’s Sea of Cortés the bonito, tuna and dorado nearly jump into your boat. No wonder I’m hooked.
In my village in Oaxaca I had heard about those who made it big in El Norte, and I wanted to become one of them. But I didn’t know how hard life in Houston would be without papers, money, or a job.
The real Nuevo Laredo isn’t George Washington’s Birthday, Boystown, or throngs of tourists; it’s the street life.